Reddit is now in charge of r/malefashionadvice, which for some time was the biggest subreddit still shut down in protest at the platform’s API price changes. The subreddit is now open, which means Reddit users can browse community content again, but in restricted mode, which means only certain users can create new posts.
Like us reported last weekthe moderators of r/malefashionadvise, a subreddit with over 5 million subscribers, had deprived the community and pushed its users to Discord and Substack instead. At the time, moderators expected to be removed after receiving a message from a Reddit admin (employee), ModCodeofConduct, telling them they would be replaced if they didn’t reopen.
Three former r/malefashionadvice moderators talk The edge that they were removed from the subreddit on Thursday. “We had been more or less expecting the removal for a few days,” said a former mod, who asked to go through “Walker,” in an email to The edge. Now, the community mod list currently has only one moderator: ModCodeofConduct. Although despite the “restricted” status of the subreddit, someone was able to do an article thursday which encourages community members to join Discord.
It looks like Discord is gaining ground. Another old mod, “Zach”, said The edge last week it had 2,000 users; now he says it’s up to 5,000. “The community and regulars who come to Discord have been, on the whole, courteous and good company,” Walker says.
Reddit did not immediately respond to a request for comment. At the time of this writing, ModCodeofConduct is also the sole moderator of:
Now, based on the Reddark tracker, the biggest subreddit still private is r/streetwear. According to Zach, who told me last week that he is also a mod for this community, it has over 4 million subscribers. The subreddit also has a Discord.